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So I'm a new author trying to make a name for myself. How do I find my audience? The ebook world seems to have a catch-22: I need reviews to get my book onto sites, I need to get my book onto sites in order to find reviews. For other authors out there, how did you get started?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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Got started in the e-book publishing by publishers contacting me. They handled distribution via multiple sites and worked on getting the reviews. If you submit to publishers, you might get the same.
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So I'm a new author trying to make a name for myself. How do I find my audience? The ebook world seems to have a catch-22: I need reviews to get my book onto sites, I need to get my book onto sites in order to find reviews. For other authors out there, how did you get started?
I built up a readership on Literotica and used my profile page and the comments threads on my stories to let it be known that I would be publishing my work. I noted in the announcements that I sent out that reviews would really help me out.

I should note: that's all self-publishing, so I'm not sure if random reader reviews are the sorts of reviews that you're hoping to get.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:57 AM   #7
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I presume you're intending to write Erotica, so posting your stories here is a good way to present your work to the public.

I have been contacted by publishers who have seen my work here and am presently reviewing their offers. The same may well happen to you.

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